Washington Township Cemeteries

Washington Township was organized in March 1832

Fort Wayne covers most of this mostly suburban township.

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David Archer Cemetery in Johnny Appleseed Park

On the hill near the east side of Parnell Avenue, southeast Harry Baals Drive and just south of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lots

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This early settler cemetery includes the John Johnny Appleseed Chapman burial site. IN DNR Latitude 41.1117 Longitude 85.1233. See our Johnny Appleseed page.

Go to: DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, Google map, 31 acre Johnny Appleseed Park south and east of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Grave Book on Facebook has location photos, and Hiker Central reviews the camp ground.

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Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
aka Coldwater Lutheran
aka Ludwig Cemetery

Uniquely located between Coldwater Road and I-69 at Ludwig Road inside the highway interchange

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Earliest date 1858. Not in use. Some in German language tombstones. IN DNR Latitude 41.1397 Longitude 85.1358 is barely south of Google map location by less than 100 feet.

Go to: DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, Google map, or Grave Book on Facebook has location photos. Allen County - Fort Wayne Historical Society sign on the DAR page has a brief early history of the church.

Severe damage to several tombstones occurred over a weekend in early November 2010. Minivan flips into cemetery; driver facing DWI charge by Jeff Wiehe published November 9, 2010 in The Journal Gazette newspaper when a drunk driver flipped a mini-van crushing many irreplaceable pioneer tombstones. A newspaper update Van crash disturbs, damages cemetery by Jeff Wiehe published November 10, 2010 in The Journal Gazette newspaper had a photo of some damage.

Discussed January 8, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

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Old Sacred Heart
aka Saint Vincent Roman Catholic Cemetery

Corner of Auburn and Wallen Roads.

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Early French settlers. The original church was on the north side, locally famous as the the popular Halloween Haunted Castle it was torn down in 2007. There was a cholera epidemic in 1854, cemetery was used as a common grave for many. IN DNR Latitude 41.1603 Longitude 85.1192.

Go to: DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, Google map, or Grave Book on Facebook has location photos.

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Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery

Northeast corner of West California and Flaugh Roads by the Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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German settlers, some stones are in German. In use. Earliest date possibly as early as 1870 or 1877. IN DNR Latitude 41.1183 Longitude 85.2261.

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Page updated: February 22, 2018